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Parent and Student Information

Updated 10/17/18

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Weekend Activities and Community Service (10/19-10/23)

Community Life Sign-up

Community Life Calendar

Activities with * require a sign-up.

Friday, 10/19/18

Students may stay in their dorm or do 1 of the 2 activities listed. (All other areas on campus are closed from 6:30-9:30.)

  • 6:30 Varsity Field Hockey game (Turf)
  • 6:30-10:30 Movie Trip to O'Neil Cinemas @ The Point* (Sign-up to attend - choose your movie at the theater. Sign-up will close 6pm Fri.) (Rated R movies may only be seen if you are 17+ or if an adult attends the movie WITH you. The faculty member assigned to this activity is not obligated to choose to see the same movie as you.)
    • A Simple Favor - 119 min - Rated R - 7:50pm
    • A Star is Born - 136 min - Rated R - 7:00pm
    • Bad Times at the El Royale - 141 min - Rated R - 7:20pm
    • First Man in Grand DLX - 138 min - Rated PG13 - 7:10pm
    • Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween - 82 min - Rated PG - 6:50pm
    • Halloween (2018) - 106 min - Rated R - 7:00pm
    • Venom - 112 min - Rated PG13 - 7:40pm
  • 9:30-10:30 Pizza Snack in Gym Lobby

Saturday, 10/20/18

  • 12:30-5:30 CS Project RAH CS Concession Tables* (Turf Field & Rte. 119 Fields)
  • 1:00-5:00 Athletic Contests
  • 6:00-10:00 San Francisco Kitchen (See Ms. O'Connor in the language department to sign-up)
  • 7:00-10:30 XBOX in MacNeil (w/ a new game)
  • 7:00-10:30 Movie in MacNeil with evening dessert
  • 7:00-10:00 LARGE "Board" Games in MacNeil and Grey Lobby/Art Gallery (Jenga, Connect 4, Chess & Scrabble)

Sunday, 10/21/18

  • 11:00-11:30 Shuttle to Ayer Train Station - You MUST sign-out with the OD who will check your permissions. This is NOT a faculty-supervised trip to Boston. (11:17 train departs for Boston; return train departs North station at 7:55) (Fare Info: $23 RT Ticket is for commuter train only. Bring student ID for a reduced rate! Riding the T/subway or a bus is an additional fee)
  • 12:00-2:00 The Point Shuttle
  • 12:00-9:45 XBOX in MacNeil (w/ a new game)
  • 12:00-10:45 LARGE "Board" Games in MacNeil and Grey Lobby/Art Gallery (Jenga, Connect 4, Chess & Scrabble)
  • 1:00-3:00 Open Weight room & Fitness Center
  • 1:00-4:00 Football Game in MacNeil (mini meatballs & mozzarella sticks)
  • 4:00-9:45 Movies in MacNeil with DD Donut snack
  • 5:15-9:45 ScreeemFest at Canobie Lake Amusement Park* (Indoor and Outdoor Haunts plus the rides are open!)
  • 7:00-10:00 Nightmare on Elm Open House
  • 8:40-9:10 Ayer Train Station pick up (Train arrives at 8:58 in Ayer; Return Boston train departs North Station at 7:55)

Monday, 10/22/18

  • 10:40-11:15 Shuttle to Ayer Train Station - You MUST sign-out with the OD who will check your permissions. This is NOT a faculty-supervised trip to Boston. (11:06 train departs for Boston; return train departs North station at 7:15) (Fare Info: $23 RT Ticket is for commuter train only. Bring student ID for a reduced rate! Riding the T/subway or a bus is an additional fee)
  • 12:00-2:00 Local Shuttle (CVS, Shaw's, Ayer Circle of Life Fast Food)
  • 12:00-9:45 XBOX & Movies in MacNeil with afternoon & evening snack
  • 12:00-9:45 LARGE "Board" Games in MacNeil and Grey Lobby/Art Gallery (Jenga, Connect 4, Chess & Scrabble)
  • 1:00-3:00 Open Weight room & Fitness Center (Gym area is closed.)
  • 12:30-6:00 Haunted Happenings in Salem, MA* - The scariest & strangest place to be in October. The site of the 1692 witch trials. Downtown is bustling with a carnival, psychics, food and more. (We provide $$ for spending & $$ for dinner)
  • 6:00-10:00 Movie Trip to O'Neil Cinemas @ The Point with $10 movie snack included*
  • 8:00-8:30 Ayer Train Station pick up (Train arrives at 8:22 in Ayer (Bus service from Littleton stop to Ayer stop due to construction on tracks); Return Boston train departs North Station at 7:15)

Tuesday, 10/23/18

  • 12:00 - 4:00 H-Mart & Burlington Mall Trip* (Good time to buy a Halloween Costume!)
  • 12:00-2:00 The Point Shuttle
  • 12:00-7:00 Xbox & Movies in MacNeil with afternoon snack
  • 12:00-7:00 LARGE "Board" Games in MacNeil and Grey Lobby/Art Gallery (Jenga, Connect 4, Chess & Scrabble)
  • 12:00-2:00 Open Rink
  • 1:00-2:30 Mac & Cheese Snack Attack* (Eat at Mr. Mac's Mac & Cheese in Nashua)
  • 1:00-3:00 Open Weight Room & Fitness Center (Gym area is closed.)

Meal Times

  • FRIDAY: Dinner 5:00pm-6:30pm
  • SATURDAY: Brunch 10:00am-12:00pm; Dinner 5:00pm-6:00pm
  • SUNDAY: Brunch 10:00am-12:00pm; Dinner 5:00pm-6:00 pm
  • MONDAY: Brunch 10:00am-12:00pm; Dinner 5:00pm-6:00 pm
  • TUESDAY: Brunch 10:00am-12:00pm; Dinner 5:00pm-6:00 pm

School Events and Information

INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

BUS INFORMATION

  • LEXINGTON, CONCORD AND ACTON (SCHEDULED STOPS)
    • (1) Lexington, Harrington School, 328 Lowell Street 6:50 AM
    • (2) Alcott House Lexington Rd (AM) Concord, PM drop off at Rte. 2 at Crosby's Corner Mobil Station 7:10 AM
    • (3) Concord, Rte. 2 at Paparazzi Restaurant 7:20 AM
    • (4) Acton, Rte. 2A/119 at the Makaha Restaurant (AM) 7:25 AM
    • Note: PM drop-off is across the street at Donelan's
  • ANDOVER (SCHEDULED STOPS)
    • (1) Downtown Andover (Chestnut Street parking lot located behind CVS) 7:00 AM
    • (2) Route 133 intersection @ the Boston Sports Club 7:10 AM
  • SPECIAL DEPARTURE TIMES
    • Friday, September 9th (7:00 PM departure)(Class dinners)
    • Friday, October 19th (5:00 PM departure)(Parents' Weekend)
    • Monday, November 5th (7:00 PM departure)(Winterim Night)
    • Thursday, November 15th (5:00 PM departure)(Last day of fall exams)
    • TBD (Holiday concert)
    • Thursday, February 28th (2:00 PM departure)(Last day of winter exams)
    • Monday, March 4th - Thursday, March 14th (4:30 PM departure)(Winterim)
    • Friday, March 15th (6:30 PM departure)(Winterim Wrap-Up Night)
    • Tuesday, May 28th (2:00 PM departure)(Prom)
    • Thursday, May 30th (5:00 PM departure)(Class of 2019 Parent Dinner)
    • Friday, May 31st (2:00 PM departure)(Graduation)
    • Thursday, June 6th (2:00 PM departure)(Last day of spring exams)
  • NOTES
    • Both bus lines arrive on campus at approximately 7:45 AM. The academic day starts at 8:00 AM.
    • Return departure from Lawrence Academy in the fall and spring is 6:30 PM (during the winter, the return is at 7:00 PM). The bus leaves from behind the dining hall.
    • Students who are not able to catch the evening bus due to an away game, late practice or other school commitment must arrange for their transportation that evening; bus service is not adjusted to accommodate late practices or games.

Community Life Meetings & News

Updates For Students & Faculty...

Upcoming Community Life Events and Meetings

  • SG full group meeting – 10/17/18 during lunch in MacNeil
  • Special Events SG Committee – 10/24/18 during lunch in MacNeil (prom and homecoming work)

SAVE THE DATE: Nov. 9th Homecoming Semi-Formal Dance (all students are invited) – 8:00-10:30 in the homecoming tent

Student Government Committees

Anyone may join a committee – students do not need to be elected to SG to be a member of a committee. Faculty are welcome to join the committees as well. Click here to join a committee.

  • Community Life Committee – this the group works on activities, the calendar of events and plans specific weekend events together. Club leaders, proctors, and anyone else who wants to get involved with the activities we offer beyond the academic day may serve on this committee.
  • Food Committee – meet with DH staff to discuss suggestions and ideas for our meals; assist with planning and implementing themed meals
  • Special Events Committee – plans homecoming, formal events, and end of year activities like a field day and the underclassman night.
  • AAA (Academics, Arts, and Athletics) a space to discuss the intersection of these areas and how to strengthen that intersection or to discuss issues which affect these areas.

2019 Yearbook Information

2019 Yearbook Information

Here is the information to create a tribute to your graduate in the 2019 yearbook.  We appreciate very much your participation which helps us to cover the cost of the yearbook production.

  • Yearbook may be purchased online, through the LA website. 
  • Senior portraits will be due early November. 
  • School portraits will be used unless another portrait is submitted to us. 
  • Please use the following to submit 1.5 x  2.5 inch portraits: yearbook@lacademy.edu


Thank you, Laurie McGowan (lmcgowan@lacademy.edu) and the Yearbook Staff

LA Cares: Service At LA

LA Cares: Service At LA

Visit Community Life Sign-up page for all CS options and weekend activities. Also visit the Community Life Calendar.

View the monthly collection list.

The community service graduation requirement of 6 hours a year must be done during the academic year, early September 2018  through early June 2019 for freshman, sophomores and Juniors.  Seniors (Class of 2019) must have their community service – senior year and all previous incomplete years – done by February 22, 2019, the last day of winter term classes.  We always encourage students to volunteer over the summer for programs they are interested in learning more about, however summer hours may not be used towards the small requirement we have.
 
Click here to read about how to verify service hours. Many projects are offered through Lawrence Academy on the weekend and are posted in the weekend activities here on The Page or on the community service webpage.  (Summer service, is wonderful and encouraged, but not accepted as part of our requirement.)
 
Community Service Opportunities: Play baseball with kids with disabilities, help build a house for a deserving family, organize donations for children and teens in need, visit with senior citizens and adults and children with disabilities, serve a meal at a soup kitchen, and more. Check out the full list of CS options through our online community life sign-ups.  All CS projects have the possible service hours to be earned in parenthesis after the title.  (The start and end times include travel time, if the project is away from campus. Travel time is not counted towards required service hours.)

Parents' Weekend 10/19-10/20

Parents Weekend 2018

See Weekend Schedule & Information...

Attendance, Travel and Sign-Out Information

Attendance, Travel and Sign-Out Expectations

  • If your child is a day student and you need to report their absence from class or their afternoon commitment, please call the daily attendance line (978-448-1518) or e-mail Tanya Clark (tclark@lacademy.edu).
  • If your child is a boarding student, please note the following attendance options…
    • Normal WEEKEND departures are submitted by the student through the REACH system.
    • Daily absences (you’re taking your child to the doctor’s office, etc.) and WEEKNIGHT absences (your child is spending a weeknight at home) must be communicated directly through the daily attendance line (978-448-1518) or by e-mail to Tanya Clark (tclark@lacademy.edu).
    • After 3:30 PM, and on weekends, please contact the faculty member on duty (OD) at 978-758-7896 to update the school about your boarder’s sign-out. Parents/guardians must communicate this information directly, students cannot call in changes themselves.
    • All weekend sign-outs are due by 1:00 PM on Thursday. REACH shuts down at this time and does not accept new sign-outs until 8:00 PM on Sunday. 
  • Transportation and lodging.
    • Students may not use Uber. Lawrence Academy has a list of approved drivers and services that have passed all of the necessary background checks. Please contact Andrew Healy, dean of students, for more information.
    • Students may not sign-out to a hotel unless a parent or guardian is present.

Weekly Parent eNews

2018

DRAFT Weekend Activities & Community Service (10/26-10/28)

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Friday, 10/26/18

 

Saturday, 10/27/18

 

Sunday, 10/28/18

 

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